If you don’t know anything else about the Blogher conference, you should know that the parties are both super exciting and at the same time cause a ridiculous amount of anxiety. It turns all junior high and for the parties that aren’t open to every paying attendee of the conference there is a list. How you get on said list varies but even being on a list doesn’t mean you won’t feel like the last kid picked for kickball. Thursday night, Amy, Chris and I decided to check out one of the parties. The Big Toy Books Sweet Suite (sponsored by The Big Toy Book and KidzVuz) was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and it was pretty cool. It felt clubby and there were sweet treats and drinks. What mom doesn’t want to sip champagne whilst checking out the new, hottest toys?
We spent about an hour at the party – some of which may have included me and Chris chatting together animatedly while Amy was stuck talking to a toy manufacturer…sorry, Amy! At most of the parties you are given a gift bag on departure. This one was no different and it was already the second swag bag we’d gotten related to the conference – remember we have only been in town for about 4 hours at this point… We lugged them back to the hotel room. It was so efficiently packed with toys that I knew I would not be able to get them back in again if I took them out. I let the kids tear in to it when I got home and here are our favorites from the event and gift bag.